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who has become an american star. >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. it is the first full day of winter and weather across the country is all over the place. ice from michigan to new england lead to power outages and scenes like this. this was the snow on interstate 43 in port washington, wisconsin. here's a look at flooding in arkansas. and take a look at this volleyball tank top weather in new york city, a record day of warmth. the west coast is about the only place enjoying a typical day. we begin with anna werner in dallas. >> reporter: the storm system claimed lives in two states, in mississippi on saturday night, authorities found a man died after his mobile home overturned. another man was killed after his car hit a fallen tree. in kentucky four people died in flooding from heavy rains. rescuers pulled three from a car that went into a river. flooding also hit indiana and extended as far east as vermont. the complex winter storm brought snow to the northeast and midwest, and ice to oklahoma, i
back. >> oh, my little baby! oh, sweetheart! >> this is the cbs evening news. >> glor: good evening, everyone, i am jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the train left poughkeepsie new york just before 6:00 a.m. on the last day of this hollywood, holiday weekend for grand central terminal, he it never got there, all seven cars derailed into the trip, this is what it looked like today in the bronx at the spot be the hudson and harlem rivers meet. first responders rushed in trying to save or stabilize the wounded. more than 60 were hurt. officials say three of the four dead were thrown from the train. tonight, an ntsb team has arrived. we begin our broadcast from the scene with don dahler. >> reporter: metro north railroad train the lies scattered between the tracks and the hudson and harlem rivers, the train left po kinsey new york at 5:54 on route to grand central summation manhattan, when it reached a sharp turn eyewitnesses say it didn't slow down, that's when the cars jumped the tracks. >> the engineer was injured, he was control the train from the front car since t
. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 16th, 2013. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 16th, 2013. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin in south africa where the official ten-day mourning period for nelson mandela is over. this morning in the capital of pretoria, a 30-foot steel statue of the former president was unveiled in front of the union buildings where his presidential offices were and today also happens to be south africa's day of reconciliation, a national holiday that came into effect in 1994 at the end of apartheid. yesterday more than 4,000 people gathered in mandela's native village to pay their final respects. allen pizzey has that report from qunu. >> reporter: transported on a gun carriage over the land he loved most, nelson mandela was eulogized, remembered, mourned, and finally laid to rest. he had to be buried at midday so many of the 4 and a half thousand invited guests had started traveling before dawn. 95 candles, were for each year of mandela's remarkable life formed a
the breaking news. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. it was a remarkable moment in history today, the first black president of south africa eulogized by the first black president of the united states. president obama spoke in soweto. the love was written all over the faces for the tens of thousands who attended. mr. obama urged young people in south africa and around the world to remember mandela and make his work their own. here's hill with whitaker. >> reporter: hours before the memorial service people started pouring into the huge soccer stadium. not even pouring rain could dampen their spirit. outside, a parade of dignitaries and celebrities were streaming in. more than 90 world leaders came to show their respect for nelson mandela. princes, high ministers, three former and one current u.s. president. when president obama appeared -- >> president barack obama. (cheers and applause) >> reporter: -- the crowd erupted. then he stood to eulogize mandela. his speech was personal. >> over 30 years ago, while still a student, i learned of
, enjoying life. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs mor >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 19th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the secret service is investigating a credit and debit card security breach at one of the nation's largest retailers, target. the data theft could potentially involve millions of target customers. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. >> this is believed to be an extensive security breach that took place at thousands of target registers from coast to coast, but this morning most customers don't know it. cbs news has confirmed the secret service is investigating a security breach that involves stolen credit and debit card information from potentially millions of target customers. >> i almost never use cash anymore. i almost use credit cards all the time, so that scares me. >> reporter: a closely watched security blog says the breach started on black friday and lasted until this week. the report states investigators believe thieves stole the data from c
>>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 31st, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. and we begin this morning with bone-rattling cold weather that's covering the central u.s. and moving east. the arctic air mass has produced snow and ice, causing power outages from wisconsin to maine. there are windchill warnings in north dakota, minnesota and michigan. travel is difficult due to heavy snow in iowa. and the northeast may be in for a major snowstorm to begin the new year. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has more. >> here we go, the final day of 2013 and cold is going to be the rule for a lot of folks. especially in the north central united states, up in the northeast, as well as below average temperatures it will be bitterly cold in places like minnesota and north michigan. so you definitely have to bundle up if you're heading out to end one year and start another. and there's the core, 6 below zero in minneapolis. 8 below in bismarck. even atlanta into the 30s. the warm stuff in south florida or southern california with 50s in los ang
the program off the ground? this is the "cbs morning news" ground? this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 3rd, 2013. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, it's good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it's still unclear why, but federal investigators have determined that the new york commuter train was going way too fast when it jumped the track sunday morning. here's the latest. the metro north train's data recorder showed that the train was going 80 miles per hour when it entered the curve where the posted speed is 30 miles an hour. it's still unclear whether it was mechanical or human error. the train's engineer has been tested for drugs and alcohol. and his cell phone is also being examined. this video released by new york city shows how devastating the crash was. four people were killed. and over 60 others injured. and this is part of the initial fire department emergency call. >> we have approximately five cars stranded. the train is on its side. we have multiple people trapped. >> ko im has more on the investigation from the crash site. >> reporter: federal authori
. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for ay, de >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have begun their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were killed and more than 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan when it jumped the tracks as it rounded a curve yesterday morning. investigators are now looking into the train's speed, possible mechanical issue, and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four and injuring more than 60. the investigation appears to center around how fast the train was moving as it reached a curve in the bronx just north of manh
of privilege was to blame. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 13th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. >>> a compromise budget deal is headed to the senate after it was overwhelmingly passed by the house. last night's vote came after speaker john boehner unleashed a heated and unusual attack against conservatives who lobbied for the defeat. he accused the group of working against the interests of the republican party. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the house passing this budget has been a rare show of compromise here on capitol hill. the process of getting it through the house has also made very public deep division between house republicans and house republicans. the house easily passed the budget with bipartisan support. house speaker john boehner himself announced the final tally. >> on this vote the ayes are 332, the noes are 94. >> reporter: it's a victory for the speaker who battled tea party aligned groups who urged the republicans to vote no. boehner says those
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the olimics in sochi russia are six weeks way which is why tonight there is so much attention focused on a horrific attack inson portion of the country today. a suicide bomber killed at least 16 after setting off a bomb inside a central train station. with more on what happened and what we know here's holly williams. >> reporter: a security camera captured the explosion that tore through volume go grad train statio station-- volume go grade strain station. when the bomber detonated the 20 pound device the station was packed with people. victims were killed by flying shrapnel in a massive blast that blew out the building's doors. this woman had a narrow escape when she left the station just moments before the bomb went off. >> i saw people running, she said. human flesh all around. shattered glass and broken doors. i saw smoke but i didn't understand what was going on. no one group has claimed responsibility yet. but many in russia suspect islam
by cbs >>> >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday morning, december 26, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, hundreds of thousands of families from michigan to maine into canada face another day in the dark this morning. utility crews are working hard to fix power lines damaged in last weekend's ice storm, but some face another round of winter weather today. forecasters are calling for 2 to 6 inches of snow and strong winds. as bigad shaban reports, the lack of electricity didn't dim christmas for some families. >> reporter: it was a cold christmas for hundreds of thousands of people in the northeast and the upper midwest who endured another day without power. 8-year-old cheyenne decatur wasn't sure if her family would find her since she and her family spent the holiday at a shelter. >> i'm thinking my mom went to our house and put a note under the tree so when he came there, he took a few christmas presents that he put down and came over here. >> reporter: the decaturs' home in central michigan has been without electricity since an i
. captioning fby cbs >>> this is the >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 23rd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm wendy gillette. about the only way to describe the nation's weather heading into this christmas holiday is bizarre. the crazy weather mix included freakishly warm temperatures in the northeast, a winter storm in the midwest, and deadly flooding down south. at least nine deaths are blameded on the weather that's hit at one of the busiest travel times of the year. at least five people were killed by flooding in kentucky where high winds also took a toll. there was also flooding in neighboring indiana and as far east as vermont. in the midwest, winter's first official storm brought heavy snow. snow and ice knocked down power lines in oklahoma, which caused numerous house fires. >> we just go from one house fire to the next to the car wrecks. do what you can to protect yourself. we've already had one incident of a house without a smoke detector. >> the storm also knocked out power to nearly half a million homes and businesses from michigan to new england.
>>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 20th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning it is still unclear what caused the ceiling of a london theatre to collapse. the 112-year-old apollo theatre was packed when large chunks of plaster began falling during the performance of "the curious incident of a dog in the nighttime." a many as 80 people were injured, seven of them seriously. charlie d'agata is in our london bureau. charlie, good morning to you. >> good morning, to anne-marie. the ceiling collapsed about 45 minutes into the performance 678 now, one theory they're looking into is weather a torrential rainstorm may have had something to do with it. part of a ceiling collapsed in the middle of a performance of a blockbuster play packed with hundreds of creator goers. >> loud. bearing. i don't think the ceiling came down. dust, chandeliers, wood, that sort of stuff. >> reporter: many thought it was part of the play. >> we thought it was part of the theater and then -- yeah. we just looked up and the whole ceiling -- it was like slow mot
. >> this is the "cbs evening news". >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, technically speaking winter doesn't begin for another two weeks. but it hardly looks like fall in many parts of the country. on i-94 in wisconsin take a look, a pileup involving at least 30 cars closed down the road from milwaukee to chicago today. this was philadelphia as the eagles played the i willons during a sunday snow bowl. and that is just part of the system. here is a look from above. it's a combination of snow, ice and rain that's been wrecking cars, diverting flights and creating a general mess. we begin in washington with jeff pegues. >> reporter: in stadium as long the east coast today the players on nfl teams weren't just tackling each other, they had to take on weather conditions as well. >> calvin johnson make the the catch. >> clearing the snow on an nfl field is easy compared to getting the roads primed and ready for a storm that one virginia official called an historic ice event. in westminster, maryland, salt truck kos not match the storm's intensity. this pickup truck slid off the road and it was going to
for horseracing's legendary track of the stars. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, i'm jim axelrod. this is the western version of the broadcast. we officially welcomed winter today and had just about every type of weather to mark the occasion. they were shoveling snow in arizona where it was in the 30s. runners were in shorts in washington, d.c. where it was in the mid 60s. but the headline tonight is a massive and potentially very dangerous storm system that stretches from the texas panhandle all the way to maine. freezing rain gripped swaths of oklahoma and missouri as the massive front pushing across the heartland disrupted travel on roads and in the air. the storm knocked out power to 8,000 in oklahoma. police say icy roads were responsible for at least two traffic related deaths. unseasonably warm air across the south spurred severe thunderstorms that caused flooding in parts of kentucky. there were reports of tornadoes in tennessee and louisiana. more than 5,000 flights were delayed or cancelled, according to dallas-fort wo
is theirs. thanks to their neighbor who made such a long walk for their freedom. allen pizzey, cbs news, kunu south africa. >> axelrod: tonight investigators in colorado are piecing together just what happened yesterday at arapahoe high school in centennial, colorado, a high school senior opened fire there, seriously injuring a fellow student before killing himself, barry petersen has the latest. >> reporter: arapahoe county sheriff grayson robinson said the shooter came ready to kill, armed with a shotgun, machete and three incendiary devices. the shooter came armed with a pump shotgun, and had multiple rounds available to him. >> reporter: but when a deputy stationed at the school confronted the shooter in the library, the shooter killed himself. the shooter, 18-year-old karl halversonwas called a top debator with excellent grades, he was outgoing with good friends and came from a religious family, his parent recently divorced. fellow senior classmate chris davis. >> he is really smart but weird, just had some weird ideas and weird thoughts about stuff. >> reporter: his target was tea
. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the " >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 27th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we are getting our first snapshot of the holiday spending, and it hasn't been as bad as retailers feared. sales are up 3.5% through december 24th, and that's according to mastercard advisers' spending pulse. still that falls short of the 3.9% increase forecast by the national retailer federation. terrell brown reports. >> reporter: retailers couldn't get americans to spend as much as they expected, so now retail stores are cutting prices even more. even along chicago's exclusive michigan avenue, stores were offering 75% off. retail analyst craig johnson. >> retailers overshot the mark in terms of apparel supply. so there's an imbalance of supply in demand in apparel leading to all the dramatic promotions you see today. >> reporter: storms couldn't make up for the storms and two key shopping weekends and the lackluster economy. >> people aren't buying as much. why aren't they buying as much? because their incomes are very soft.
than this grieving country can bear. bill whitaker, cbs news, johannesburg. >> glor: defense secretary chuck hagel flies to pakistan tomorrow after meeting today with u.s. troops in afghanistan. in an interview today our state department correspondent margaret brennan asked if a total troop pullout is a possibility if president karzai does not sign the security pact allowing troops to stay past 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i have noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here after 2014. no international partners will come. afghanistan essentially will be alone. but we have no other option. >> reporter: american people look at this, all the blood, all the treasure. they here things that karzai says about adding new demands before he signs a security agreement, just a refusal to comply. why can't americans look at that and say it's just not worth it. >> i think that it is a legitimate question, that we should ask that question. is it worth it or not worth it? it needs to be asked and especially in a
, 1990, at the age of 71, he walked free. cbs news correspondent bob simon covered his release. >> reporter: the mandela limousine was a beat up toyota. the motorcade had to change plans several times because the approaches to cape town were jammed. >> reporter: arches by on desmond tutu said prison made the man. >> the fully robust and aggressive young militant became a generous understanding person. >> i cherish the idea of the new south african where all south africans are equal. >> reporter: in 1993 mandela and the south african president who freed him, f.w., de klerk shared the nobel peace prize and a year after that, mandela became south afri africa's president. >> let there be justice for all. let there be peace for all. let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all. let freedom ring. god bless south africa. i thank you. >> reporter: nelson mandela chose to serve only one term. in the end he came to personify struggle, a political prisoner who became president and saved his south african nation. >> he could so very easily have led our country down the road of retribu
by a disability. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod, and this is a western edition of the broadcast. picture a bar crammed on the eve of the 4 of july, and you'll have some idea of what it was like in a pub in glasgow, scotland, last night, when suddenly a police helicopter crashed through the roof. today is st. andrews day in scott honoring the country's patron saint, but a rescue and recovery operation has replaced the celebration. >> reporter: the remains of the police helicopter stuck out from the hole it gashed in the roof of the pub. one witness said it dropped out of the sky like a stone. this amateur video shows the chaos. the place was packed with 120 people listening to a live band. william byrne said he was lucky he was on the other side of the pub when the ceiling came down. >> there was a huge bang. and there was, like, a couple of seconds of almost stillness after this bang, and then the whole other side of the pub from where i was in collapsed. >> reporter: before emergency crews arrived, bystanders formed a huma
in a frantic final play agasthe dolphins. captioning funded by cbs news" for monday, december 9th, 2013. good morning. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 9th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning's commute for folks from pennsylvania to new england is going to be a mess. a powerful and deadly storm that started in texas moved east, dropping a mixture of snow, ice, and freezing rain that caused traffic headaches and flight delays, and this morning winter weather advisories and warnings are posted from missouri to maine. marlie hall is here in new york and she is definitely dressed for the challenge this morning. marlie. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this surprisingly strong storm swept across the country, smacking the mid-atlantic region with snow and dangerous deadly ice. the storm slowed traffic and caused numerous accident including a fatal crash on the pennsylvania turnpike. 50 cars were involved in fender benders there. some motorists were stranded for up to seven hours. traffic was snarled from pennsylvania to new
surprise for a las vegas cabbie. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. and merry christmas. we begin with an attack on a u.s. diplomatic post. early this morning, the u.s. embassy in kabul, afghanistan came under fire. two rockets struck the compound before dawn. the attack sent hundreds scrambling and embassy officials say there are no injuries. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. but it is christmas and christians around the world are celebrating this morning. in the holy land, thousands of pilgrims are in bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of jesus. a christmas tree lights up manger square and a marching band performed. the latin patriarch led midnight mass. alphonso van marsh reports. >> reporter: pope francis was greeted with a sea of smartphones. hundreds tried to capture an image of the new pontiff during his first christmas eve mass. the pontiff may be a celebrity, but his emphasis still remains on the poor. he noted jesus' humble beginnings. >> translator: you are rich
in the popular san francisco stadium. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 24th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. it is deadline day again for the affordable care act. the obama administration is giving americans who want coverage on january 1st one more day to sign up. as nancy cordes reports a lot of people need the extra time. >> reporter: these last-minute shoppers at highland mall in austin, texas, weren't there to buy gifts. >> there's a policy number and then there's a member i.d. >> reporter: they were there to purchase health insurance through a federal exchange with the help of staffers through a local nonprofit. the group insure central texas signed up more people on monday than all of november. >> the past few days it's been very busy. we'll probably surpass the day. >> reporter: there was a mad dash in virginia and on online. more than 1 million people have visited by 5 p.m., about five times more than last monday. some users were told to wait here when they tried to logon or to read their
'm supposed to do. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> axelrod: good evening and merry christmas. scott's off tonight. i'm jim axelrod and this is our western edition. on this night of warmth and good cheer, it's a challenging christmas with no power at all for hundreds of thousands of people in the u.s. and canada. the lingering effects of an icy storm have left more than 200,000 without electricity just in michigan and parts of new england alone. this is the christmas chris fink and her husband dick will always remember for being all bundled up in their winter coats inside their house in kalamazoo. but it's little conor hergert without power in flint, michigan, who may best sum up the mood of many without saying a single word. as terrell brown reports, forecasts calling for more snow are not going to make it any easier to get the power turned back on. >> reporter: crews are scrambling to help restore hardest hit areas. this team traveled nearly 500 miles to help restore power. workers like erik collins have been clearing branches and reconnecti
for more than 62 years. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, i'm jim axelrod and this is a western edition of the newscast. >>> one million woke up without 1.3 million americans woke up this morning without this unemployment benefits and several million more could lose theirs over the course of the next year. the federal program designed to help the long-term unemployed has expired and anyone who has been collecting unemployment for more than 26 weeks will be affected. california now has the highest number of people in that category, 220,000. nevada, illinois, pennsylvania, connecticut, new york, new jersey, and massachusetts, also have much higher than average numbers of people out of work for that long. jeff pegues tells us what the outlook is for those adjusting to this new unemployment reality. >> reporter: two-year-old sophia lowe knows how to make her parents mary and terry smile. the family hasn't had a lot to celebrate this year. mary has been out of work for ten months, relying on a weekly unemployment benefit of $362 dollars. it ended t
more, and a very long way to go. chip reid, cbs news, honolulu. >>> well, about 1.3 million americans start the new year without unemployment check. benefits under an emergency federal program ran out saturday. under the program the federal government paid an average monthly stipend of $1,166. the loss of benefits could push hundreds of thousands of families below the poverty line. >>> rescuers got within 10 nautical miles of an icebound ship near antarctica before turning back this morning. the research vessel with 74 passengers has been trapped since christmas eve in thick ice. a blizzard forced an australian ice breaker to return to open water today. it will try again when the weather clears up. a second chinese ice breaker has been stopped within sight of a ship. >>> a multi-state manhunt came to a bloody end in phoenix saturday. police shot and killed a man they say is responsible for a string of robberies. don dahler reports. >> reporter: the sharp eyewitness in a restaurant drive-through who tipped off police about the masked suspect going into a bank had no idea the series of
and is rescued by his fearless guide dog. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 18th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, two winning tickets were sold for last night's mega millions jackpot, the second largest lottery prize in u.s. history. lottery officials say one ticket was sold at a newsstand in atlanta, georgia, and another at a gift shop in san jose, california. the winning numbers are -- lottery officials say the jackpot is expected to exceed $647 million when the final ticket sales are calculated later today. now, the seller of the winning ticket gets a small percentage of the winnings and early this morning outside the san jose store, the man who says he is the owner was clearly excited. >> the lottery called me and let me know. i come and take a look, you know. but everybody here, whoa. >> mega millions changed the rules in october making it harder to win. the odds of winning the jackpot are now about one in 259 million. there were 20 tickets sold that had the five winning
head was high and his fist was clenched. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the south african government announced plans today for a week of memorial services for nelson mandela, culminating with his funeral a week from sunday. president obama will lead a u.s. delegation, expected to include a number of former presidents, though it is not known which of the services he will attend. mourners continued to gather today at mandela's home in johannesburg where he died last night and at his former home in soweto. perhaps no one image summed up his legacy better than this. >> blacks and whites signed by side honoring the father of a multiracial south africa, a man who became a worldwide symbol for racial equality. >> debra patta is there. dance today. from the sprawling township of soweto to the plush upmarket suburb of hall on the, it was precisely the kind of sendoff nelson mandela would have loved. since his death was announced, south africans from all over the country have been making a pilgrimage to mandela's home in
to see someone burn alive." captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> axelrod: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm jim axelrod and this is our western edition. we're getting our first look at just what kind of boost holiday shopping provided to the u.s. economy-- and it is not the kind of picture retailers were hoping to see. according to mastercard spendingpulse retail shopping was up 2.3% this holiday season. keep in mind, these are just the initial numbers, but the national retail federation had projected a bigger 3.9% increase in holiday shopping. so if this first snapshot holds, this would be disappointing and the first time below 3% growth since 2009. here's terrell brown. >> reporter: deep discounts and extended hours couldn't get americans to spend as much as stores expected. so now retailers are cutting prices even more. even along chicago's exclusive michigan avenue, stores today were offering 75% off. retail analyst craig johnson. >> retailers overshot the mark in terms of apparel supply so there was an imbalance of supply/demand in ap
than to see him happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. welcome to our western edition. today after years of extraordinary measures to keep the economy from plunging into a depression, the federal reserve said it will now ease up on its stimulus program. the job market has improved that much. in the announcement made here in washington, the fed said it will cut the amount of government bonds that it's been buying each month. that could lead to higher long- term interest rates, including mortgages. wall street's been anticipating this decision for months and when it came today stock prices soared. the dow gained nearly 300 points to close at 16,167-- another record high. anthony mason is in new york for us tonight. anthony, what exactly is the fed doing? >> reporter: the fed will still be stimulating the economy, scott, but it's cutting back the amount from $85 in bond purchases to $75 billion next month. chairman ben bernanke said the fed can begin dialing down the program becaus
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is our western edition. today, a very optimistic president obama predicted that 2014 could be a breakthrough year for the economy. but he conceded he'll have to deal with some unfinished business from 2013, too. including the surveillance programs exposed by edward snowden. on monday, a federal judge said the collection of phone records of millions of americans is probably unconstitutional. then on wednesday, a panel appointed by the president said the program needs to be reigned in. today the president signaled that he's ready to do that. but is he ready to cut the fugitive snowden any slack? snowden, granted asylum by russia, is charged with stealing and spreading classified information. major garrett asked the president about all this at the news conference today. major? >> reporter: scott, the idea of the obama administration granting amnesty or negotiating a plea agreement with edward snowden was first raised by rick leggett, he's the head of the government task force on the snowden leaks. unde
>> couple hours. all right. james brown, cbs news, next. two astronauts head outside the space station to try to fix a critical cooling system. bill whitaker has the latest. edward snowden declares "mission accomplished" after his leaks forced a reassessment of u.s. surveillance programs. bob orr reports. america's retailers won't be celebrating. anna werner looks at the disappointing numbers from this year's holiday shopping season. and it happened one christmas eve. dean reynolds on the picture that changed the way we look at our world. >> oh, my god, l captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> brown: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm james brown. this is our western edition. when something breaks on the international space station, there is no repairman to call so today, two astronauts suited up for the second time this week to complete the job of fixing a critical cooling system. a pump broke earlier this month, and today's mission was to swap out the old one with the new one. bill whitaker has the story. >> reporter: traveling a
and power outages. marley hall for cbs news. >> the winter weather is not just hitting the places you would expect it to be cold. in gilroy, california, there's a freeze warning in effect forcing growers there to scramble trying to protect their crops. >>> well, fast food workers in dozens of cities are trading in their aprons for protest signs today. demonstrators say they cannot survive on a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and they want it more than doubled to $15 an hour. danielle nottingham has more on the day the workers are now taking a stand. >> reporter: demonstrators protested outside a manhattan mcdonald's calling for higher wages. fast food employees across the country are walking off the job. they want a big raise, $15 an hour, more than twice the national minimum wage of $7.25. workers say they cannot survive on their current pay. >> it's not enough to take care of the basic needs which is gas, rent, medical bills. >> reporter: organizers say today's walkout is part of a movement to get more money for all low-wage workers from retail employees to warehouse workers. and t
life, nelson mandela wrote his own obituary. allen pizzey, cbs news, qunu, south african. >> jeff: back at home the rough december weather continues. for the second time in a week a big portion of the country dealt with a serious snowstorm. tonight the cleanup continues. six states in the northeast are digging out from more than a foot of snow. with parts of new hampshire, vermont and maine getting the worst of it. 14 inches fell in greenville center, new york. 18 in woodford, vermont, and 17 in maine. the freezing rain that trailed the snow lead to treacherous driving. two people died in pennsylvania when their s.u.v. slid into the path of an oncoming pickup truck. this car skidded into a house after hitting black ice in chicago. airlines grounded 800 flights today bringing the seven day total to nearly 12,000 cancellations. the two storms this week delayed more than 40,000 flights nationwide. while airports tried to get back to normal, others welcomed the snow. skiers at bolton valley in vermont enjoyed nine inches of fresh powder. in washington the senate was called into session toda
will take a look at that and a whole lot more coming up at 6:00. >> we'll be with you. cbs evening news at 6:00. >> thanks for watching. ying the plane? investigators worry pilots are too reliant on automation. we'll talk to safety consultant sully sullenberger. the president heads to south africa and we have the story of an amazing act of kindness by one of nelson mandela's prison guards. reports from mark phillips and bill whitaker. and dr. jon lapook on a new weapon against cancer. >> they talk about cancer being a battle, that you're fighting cancer and that's exactly what it feels like. feels like. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the government is out of the car business. late today we learned that the treasury sold off the last of its general motors shares at a loss to taxpayers of more than $10 billion. it was four years ago at the height of the great recession that president obama decided to bail out the bankrupt automaker, ordering general motors to overall its corporations and sa
be a game-changer for the music industry. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 17th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a federal judge has ruled that the national security agency's bulk collection of phone records of millions of americans is unconstitutional, it's a blistering attack on the program. the judge ordered the government to stop collecting data and then suspended his ruling because of national security interests. tara mergener has more from washington. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the judge says the nsa's methods may well violate the fourth amendment. now, this federal ruling carries so much weight because it's the first against the government spying program. a federal judge has ruled the national security agency should stop its full collection of american's phone records. saying it is likely unconstitutional. under the nsa program, the government said, it collects and stores metadata on hundreds of millions of telephone calls in the hunt for potential terrorists.
. captioning funded by cbs pulls a driver from >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 12, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the house is expected to vote on a bipartisan government bipartisan agreement that would prevent a government shutdown for two years. the senate is expected to take up the measure next week and the deal is expected to pass, but it's not without its critics which prompted an angry reply from the house speaker. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. despite some grumblings, it is looking this morning like enough house republicans will support this plan to get it through the house during that vote that's expected today, and that's largely because of all of the blame the gop shouldered from the last government shutdown in october. but still there is that extreme right wing of the party that remains in no mood to compromise. the harshest criticism came from groups that raise money for conservative candidates. the club for growth said the plan was made up of budget
>>> the "cbs evening news" is next. captions by: caption colorado >> dubois: t >> dubois: tonight two deadly terror attacks in two days. a bus is blown up in volgograd, russia, after a bombing in the city's main rail station and just weeks before the country hosts the olympics. elizabeth palmer on who might be behind the attacks. in the upper midwest, the year is coming to a bitter cold and with the temperature deep in negative territory. formula 1 champion michael schumacher is fighting for his life after an accident on the ski slopes. elaine quijano has the latest on his condition. and anthony mason on the little bird that's become a huge star. >> it's pretty magnificent. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm maurice dubois and this is our western edition. the united states offered russia more help with security for the winter olympics. this follows the second deadly terror attack in two days in the russian city today a bus was blown up,
sponsored by cbs captioning this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. late today, federal investigators said there was nothing wrong with the brakes on that metro north commuter train that derailed in new york city sunday morning killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others. they said that the brakes had been tested before and during the train's run. yet to be answered is why the train was going nearly three times the speed limit. it's coming down to the actions of the engineer and jeff pegues, our transportation correspondent has the latest. jeff? >> reporter: scott, in addition to that information about the brakes, the n.t.s.b. revealed late today that there was no sign that any of the crew members-- including the engineer-- had used alcohol. this is n.t.s.b. board member earle wainer earlier today. >> reporter: increasingly, the focus of the investigation appears to be human error. sources say that william rockefeller, jr., the engineer, told first responders on sunday that before the train went off the tracks he began to "daze, thinking about no
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. breaking news tonight from london. part of a theater has collapsed as hundreds of people were watching a play. the police say dozens have been hurt and some of those injuries are serious. charlie d'agata is on the scene. charlie? >> reporter: scott, the very latest from the london ambulance services tonight, more than 80 people have been wounded, a handful of those seriously wounded. they've been take on the the hospital. several people were trapped inside when the ceiling collapsed. we understand from authorities that they have since been rescued. part of the ceiling collapsed in the middle of a performance of blockbuster play packed with over 700 theater goers. >> a loud bang, i don't think it was an explosion and the ceiling came down. a lot of dust, chandelier, wood and all that sort of stuff. >> reporter: many said they thought the loud noises were part of the play. >> we originally thought it was sound effects of the theater and then -- of the play, yeah. then we looked up and the whole ceiling -- it
it's going. a cbs news investigation exposes lethalrend in recreational drugs. holly williams on a threat most of just never heard of. >> it's too risky. it's literally playing russian roulette. >> pelley: and the light's fantastic. ben tracy shows us the aurora borealis as we've never seen it before. >> it's so powerful it's beyond your imagination. imagination. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we learned something new today about one of the most heinous crimes in american history-- the fatal shooting of 20 first graders and six adults at sandy hook elementary school. newtown, connecticut, released audio recordings of some of the 911 calls and what struck us as we heard them is that while the gunman was doing what no one could have imagined, police dispatchers and others were doing all anyone could have hoped for to try to save lives. here's jim axelrod with the story that the tapes tell. >> reporter: from the moment the shooter fired his way through the front door the courage and professionalism of those o
captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 11th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, beginning today nelson mandela's body will lie instate for three days in the building where he took office as south africa's first black president. the union buildings in pretoria is where mandela served only one term. family members are expected to view the casket today. alphonso van marsh is in pretoria. alphon alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. some are calling it a pilgrimage because people have come so far. behind me in the union building that's where the body of nelson mandela lies instate. police escorted nelson mandela's body to the union buildings in pretoria, south africa, where he'll lie instate for the next three days. mandela's oldest grandson was on hand to receive the flag-draped casket. the family was the first to view the body followed by dignitaries and the public. >> i feel bad because my heart is so -- because my tata is gone. >> reporter: the somber mood at the government buildsiings is
of was flawed, frustrating and unacceptable. >> reporter: a new cbs news- "new york times" poll showed 47% of those polled supported the law. now 39% say they approve. republicans in congress continue to express their disapproval. >> millions of americans are being harmed by this law. my constituents do not trust the administration when it comes to the affordable care act. >> reporter: the administration expects signups to pick up even more this month. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> it's almost hard to believe and even harder to say but a bipartisan budget deal has been reached on capitol hill ahead of schedule and that avoids another government shutdown. the deal ulwod ease the cuts at the pentagon for two years and it would chip away at the nation's $17 trillion national debt while stopping congress from lurching from crisis to crisis. >> the constant crisis costs us billions in lost growth and jobs and the continue across- the-board cuts from sequestration, we're forcing our families and communities to pay the price. >> the measure blends $85 billion in spending cu
. it was a miracle. god made me survive. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 5th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning much of the country is in the grips of a ended up. our affiliate in boston has more on the dropping temperatures and the weather. >> a big cold outbreak is in progress and it's going to be felt across the west first. look at the heise. 12 in denver. many spots will stay in subzero temperatures all the way through next week. the cold air continues to move down the plains and by the weekend stretching over toward chicago. high of 21. just a goose egg in minneapolis. the only safe spot on the map is going to be south georgia and florida. that's where you're going to want to go to escape all the cold. you're talking significant snow across the rockies but then it works its way toward the ohio valley and reaching back. places like eastern oklahoma, tulsa, 6 to 7 inches over the next 12 hours. ice and sleet. this is what makes driving so dangerous. east ward toward paducah could see over a quarter inc
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